Monday 1 August 2016

Muse #177 - Belated Birthday Shaker

Hi there

Well, don't these months just fly by?!  It's time for me to be your designer over at Muse for this week's challenge.

This is a card I made for a friend.  I knew I wouldn't manage to see her on her birthday so I made this belated card as I knew she'd be receiving it late.  I'm not sure I've seen a shaker card at Muse before and I've only ever made a few so I thought this might give you some inspiration, as well as a few other elements which might catch your eye.

Here it is...

I started by cutting a panel of white cardstock slightly smaller than the card base, die cutting the stitched aperture and then stamping the sentiment below in black.  On the card base I marked in pencil where the aperture would be and then stamped the two butterflies. These were simply coloured with coloured pencils and a touch of Wink of Stella.  After erasing the pencil marks I then added the acetate and 3D foam to the panel, sprinkled some pink sequins and silver/holographic hearts over the butterflies and then encased these within the top panel when adhering it to the card base.

Materials used:

  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Peek-a-boo Window
  • Stamps: Honey Doo Crafts - Beautiful Butterflies; Clearly Besotted - Fancy Sayings
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Coloured with Derwent Coloursoft Pencils
  • Accents: Wink of Stella - Clear; Sequins - Little Things from Lucy's Cards - Princess Shaker Selection; Heart sprinkles from stash

Challenge entries:

Just Us Girls - Challenge #353 - Wild Card Week 'Girly'
AAA Cards - Challenge #70 - Stitching
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #204 - CAS
Allsorts - Challenge #374 - A Touch of Sparkle

Don't forget, at Muse you can take any inspiration from the designer's card, e.g. colours, layout, technique.  So, I'll look forward to seeing where this takes you.

Thanks for popping by today :)


  1. Anita what a pretty CAS shaker card! Love this!

  2. Such a pretty shaker card, Anita! I love your stitched peek-a-boo window with those sweet butterflies and sparkly sequins! So glad you're our Muse this week :)

  3. So beautiful and so much fun!

  4. Beautiful shaker card. A great inspiration for the Muse players.

  5. Stunning! And I love that stitched peek-a-boo die, just jumped to the top of my wishlist! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  6. Great shaker card Anita!! Thanks so much for joining us at Just Us Girls for Wild Card Week.

  7. This is so pretty Anita and love how you made a shaker card CAS. Definitely going to CASE this one for Muse, just need to get my thinking cap on....And thank you for sharing this with us at ATSM too!!

  8. Beautiful shaker card Anita, love it.

  9. Anita, your card is so elegant! Will try to play at Muse challenge ;) Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

  10. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. Lovely card, pretty sparkle in the shaker.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Sparkly challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  12. What a pretty stitched border, I can see that being used in many ways. The butterflies in the window are perfect.

  13. Absolutely gorgeous card Anita. I love that stitching around the aperture. Love the heart sequins with those beautiful butterflies. The sentiment is gorgeous too. Love it all! Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.


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